September 18, 2018

South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 3

By Contributor

Week #3 is in the books! A lot of great games this week, but also a lot of games postponed due to Hurricane Florence. Several important regional games were postponed, games that would definitely impact regional rankings. These games will have to be made up as teams are able, and could influence tired teams trying to compete in conference play. Florence may end up having quite an impact on the 2018 soccer season. Let’s wrap up week #3 and see what our top South Atlantic teams have to look forward to in week #4.

TCNJ (3-1-0 / 1-0-0) No. 6

Wednesday night, the Lions traveled to Johns Hopkins to face the No. 9 Blue Jays in a Top 10 matchup. The Lions took a half to settle in on the road, and it would end up costing them. Although there were chances for both teams, the playing field was tilted in the Blue Jays’ favor in the first half, and Hopkins took the lead in the 23rd minute. The Lions battled back in the second half, peppering the Jays’ defense with 15 shots (they outshot Hopkins 18-11 for the night), but could not get one past the stingy (and fortunate, at times) Jays’ defense. This battle of Titans ended in a 0-1 TCNJ loss. Saturday night, the Lions got back into the win column with a 4-2 victory at Rutgers-Newark to kick off NJAC play. They outshot the Scarlet Raiders 31-4 (19-2 SOG) and led in corners, 11-0. Freshman Nikki Butler scored her first collegiate goal in the first half, then added another - the eventual game winner - in the second half.

Wednesday night, the Lions host the FDU-Florham Devils before heading to Ramapo on Saturday to face the Roadrunners in an afternoon matchup.

Christopher Newport (3-0-0) No. 10

Mother Nature continues to be the toughest opponent for the Captains. Similar to their last game against [read more]

South Atlantic Weeki in Review


The weekly South Atlantic Week in Review will survey the Division III women's soccer landscape throughout the NCAA South Atlantic Region consisting of twelve  states.  The primary ones are Virginia (ODAC), New Jersey (NJAC), North Carolina (USAC) and Georgia (Various).  The remaining states are home to three or fewer South-Atlantic schools with conference ties elsewhere: Arkansas, Alabama, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.  We will look at some of the key match-ups, results, and standout performances, identifying who is trending up and who is trending down each week.

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